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Asian Games: Indian women clinch 25m pistol bronze

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Incheon: Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women’s team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Monday.

The Indian team comprising Rahi Sarnobat (580), Anisa Sayyed (577) and Heena Sidhu (572) shot a total of 1,729 to claim the bronze medal. Rahi was the only Indian to qualify for the semi-final of the individual event.

The team gold went to the South Korean team of Kim Jangmi (584), Kwak Junghye (583) and Lee Jungeun (581) with an accumulated score of 1,748. China got the silver after the trio of Zhang Jingjing (591), Chen Ying (580) and Zhou Qingyuan (576) shot a total of 1,747.

The bronze was India’s fifth medal from the Asian Games and fourth from the shooting range. Jitu Rai won the gold medal in the 50m pistol event and led the 10m air pistol team to a bronze. Shweta Chaudhry also won the bronze medal in the women’s 10m air pistol event.

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